Derrick: Located in the heart of downtown, the Alamo is the “must see” attraction while visiting San Antonio and perfect for a family holiday card photo. History buffs make plans to see the other Missions located south of the city.
Briscoe Western Art Museum
Derrick: The newly renovated museum preserves and interprets the art, history and culture of the American West through engaging exhibitions, educational programs and public events reflective of the region’s rich traditions and shared heritage. Receive $2 off regular adult admission and 10% off any one item in the gift shop.
Buckhorn Saloon & Museum
Sonya: Good conversation, great food and spectacular wildlife exhibits. Fun for the entire family. Show your Valero Alamo Bowl ticket stub and receive $2 off (up to 10) admission to the Buckhorn or Texas Ranger Museums.
Garcia Art Glass Inc.
Alyssa: This San Antonio gem is the home to hot glass design and fabrication which specializes in the creation of one-of-a-kind blown glass lighting and sculpture, including tablescapes and art for the wall. Take a piece of San Antonio home with you. You won’t regret it.
Sidne: Built to host the 1968 World’s Fair, there are plenty of photo worthy shots in his 15 acre park featuring cascading waterfalls and fountains, lushly landscaped areas, historic buildings and The Tower of the Americas.
La Villita Historic Arts Village
Julie: Take a walking tour to discover its rich history, then discover one-of-a-kind local art to remember your visit.
Lara: This outdoor cultural space in the Heart of the City is brought to life with the new San Antonio The Saga video art installation. A must see of Texas history.
Historic Market Square
Kelly: Our family’s holiday tradition is to enjoy the sights and flavors of the largest Mexican market outside Mexico. After shopping, we always enjoy a meal at Mi Tierra which is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Rio San Antonio Cruises
Rick: Whether you take the 35 minute River Cruiser tour, jump on a rio taxi to the new Museum reach section or charter a private cruise, you’ll always remember your time cruising along the River Walk.
Ripley’s Believe It or Not!
Alyssa: Since 1918, Believe It or Not Odditoriums have showcased the eclectically bizarre collection of Robert Ripley. San Antonio’s location has carried on the Ripley’s tradition of scouring the globe for the world’s most unbelievable exhibits.
San Antonio Golf Trail
Stacia: The only long drives in San Antonio are one of the 50 area golf courses. Just a 5 iron away is the oldest 18-hole public golf course in Texas: Brackenridge Park Golf Course. To tee off where the pros play the Valero Texas Open, head to TPC San Antonio at the J.W. Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort and Spa.
San Antonio River Walk
Bryan: For tourists and locals alike, the River Walk is a unique and friendly way to discover downtown San Antonio. Dubbed America’s largest hotel lobby, meet up with your friends and take advantage of the Museum and Mission Reach sections that bring the River Walk’s total length to 15 miles.
San Fernando Cathedral
Gil: Visit one of the oldest catholic cathedrals in the United States. Make sure to see the amazing 24 minutes video (“San Antonio: The Saga“) that plays on the cathedral every Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday night at 9, 9:30 and 10 p.m. A one-of-a-kind experience that’s free!
SeaWorld San Antonio
Chase: SeaWorld’s 250-acre marine mammal park, oceanarium, and animal theme park has something for everyone in the family. Howl-O-Scream is my favorite spooky time of year!
Spanish Governor’s Palace
Kelly: The Spanish Governor’s Palace is perfect for history buffs. See original rooms from the 1800s and enjoy the beautiful courtyard garden.
Alyssa: The DoSeum is a great place for kids and adults alike! Everything from the Innovation Station to The Big Climb and the Spy Academy will have any kid’s thinking cap on!
Tower of the Americas
Sidne: The 750-foot-tall Tower of the Americas provides guests the most spectacular view of the Alamo City. Enjoy an elegant dinner at the top or experience the 4D Skies Over Texas Theater Ride.
UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures
Alyssa: The Institute of Texan Cultures gives a voice to the experiences of people from across the globe who call Texas home, providing insight into the past, present and future. The museum is family-friendly, and includes many hands-on elements for children.